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General Homebrew Discussion / Startup need help
« on: November 21, 2009, 11:24:45 PM »
I have questions for everyone with experience starting a beer company. My partners and I have plan to start up a beer company. We have identified a niche market and a created a formula for a special beer. Problem is we have virtually no money to start this. We have excellent marketing skills and ideas. We have designed great packaging and marketing materials and a website. We are confident we could sell our product. Our question is: could we, and how would we, go about finding a brewery willing to brew a small quantity of great beer using our formula (really just a mixture of additives which can be added prior to bottling) so we can start this operation without having to start an actual brewery? Mind you, no deception here… marketed as great beer with this special ingredient. We even have a local chain of small specialty markets who, I believe, would take our product on a trial basis. Would a brewery likely, want a fortune, up front? Do you think a brewer would  possibly be interested in partnering? Should we start looking for investors before anything else? How little can we reasonably try to produce we can test-market our product? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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